Russian Hackers Disguised as LinkedIn Networkers Spreading Malware

Google security researchers uncover a massive hacking campaign that most likely originated with Russian state cybercriminals and targeted government officials in several European countries. 

A new investigation by Google shows that some of the common LinkedIn spam can be quite dangerous. Hackers with possible connections to the Russian government sent fraudulent LinkedIn messages to various officials from European countries with links aimed to exploit vulnerabilities in Windows and iOS.

It is not yet known how many LinkedIn users were targeted in this hacking campaign and how many of them were ultimately hacked. Google believes that the cybercriminal gang responsible for the hacking campaign is most likely backed by the Russian government.

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